Warp Records – Warp20 (1989-2009)

Since its birth as a shop and record label in Sheffield in 1989, Warp has become one of the World’s most respected creative organisations. Quickly developing into a platform for innovative and boundary-breaking music talent, Warp became synonymous with such artists as LFO, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and most recently Grizzly Bear, Battles and Maximo Park. Running parallel to the music is an equally strong visual identity, famously established through partnerships with graphic design iconoclasts The Designer’s Republic and video auteur Chris Cunningham, placing Warp alongside legendary labels like Factory in British cultural history.

Warp wants you to create the definitive Warp compilation by voting for your favorite ever released by the label. Your top 10 (by different artists) will combine with Warp’s top 10 to make this compilation for release in Autumn of 2009. You can leave personal messages and notes about memories your favorites hold and the best will be printed in the album art. Just click on the chart listed above and cast your votes.

My Top 10 (Cat# Order):
LFO – LFO (The Leeds Warehouse Mix) – WAP 5
Coco Steel And Lovebomb – Feel It (Original Mix) – WAP 18
Kid Unknown – Nightmare – WAP 20
Drexciya – Hydro Theory – WAP 57
Autechre – Tear Tear – WARP LP 25 (hard choice)
Nightmares On Wax – Nights Interlude – WARP LP 36
Aphex Twin – 73-Yips – WAP 39 (first that came to mind)
Disjecta – Cheekchops – WARP LP 41
Squarepusher – Rustic Raver – WARP LP 50
Boards Of Canada – Roygbiv – WARP LP 55 (Almost: Rue The Whirl)

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